MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING


Awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Full-time / Part-time

Professional Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the requirements for Graduate Membership. Graduates may then progress to Chartered Membership status on satisfactory completion of appropriate work experience and professional assessments.

Overview

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. Integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years, they continue to invest in their students’ future with a focus on student employability and enhancing the student experience ; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.

Cardiff Metropolitan University is a research and business orientated university. Research is at the heart of Cardiff Met and its Schools, engaging in research that is at the interface of new knowledge creation and its application. With an excellent track record in applied research, supported by a strong base of expertise and advanced scholarship, the University’s research has direct application in business, industry, the professions and the community at large.

Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to educate students from over 140 countries worldwide and be ass ociated with a number of high-calibre partners in the UK and internationally.

For updated and accurate information of Cardiff Metropolitan University, please visit their website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

Programme Introduction

Designated as high-risk or safety-sensitive, there is a large multitude of occupations which require employees to perform precarious functions regularly, putting their health and wellbeing in peril. To improve workplace health and minimise safety hazards, the Master of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing programme focuses on the integration of hazard identification, risk assessment, priority planning and risk control strategies into the safety management process.

In conjunction with the radical knowledge of risk management strategies, students will be able to pick up the cardinal skills to differentiate between proactive and reactive approaches to health, safety and wellbeing management. Thenceforth, they will be able to evaluate the effectiveness in developing, maintaining and sustaining a positive working environment.

Upon successful completion, qualified students will be awarded the Master of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing by Cardiff Metropolitan University. As workplace safety remains the predominant priority of most organisations, this qualification provides graduates with a competitive edge in careers ranging from occupational safety and health specialist to environmental health and safety administrator.

DIMENSIONS International College is an approved academic partner of Cardiff Metropolitan University for the above programme.

Objective

  • To arm students with the essential skills to implement occupational health and safety interventions in order to tackle safety and wellbeing issues in a workplace.
  • To develop students’ qualitative and quantitative research skills necessary to evaluate workplace health and safety.

Designed for

  • Graduates who wish to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the control strategies and interventions which enable the recognition, development and continued improvement of health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Existing working professionals in the field of occupational safety and health who aspire to expand their expertise by mastering the resourceful means to develop health, safety and wellbeing strategies and interventions.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Master of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing consists of 9 modules.

Course

  • Outline for Applied Research Methods and Design
  • Outline for Management of Occupational Health and Wellbeing
  • Outline for Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment
  • Outline for Risk Perception and Communication
  • Outline for Individual & Organisational Change H&S
  • Outline for Management of Safety Performance
  • Outline for Reflecting on Professional Development
  • Outline for Developing Health Safety and Wellbeing Strategies & Interventions
  • Outline for Research Project

Scope of Study

Theoretical knowledge and practice of health and safety management, employee engagement and wellbeing

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, case studies and discussions

Commencement Date/Intakes

To view dates of intakes for January to December 2018, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Full-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

22,800.00

3. Registration Fee for Overseas University

:S$

3,500.00

4. Administrative Fee

:S$

510.00

5. Examination Fee

:S$

1,200.00

6. Course Material

:S$

980.00

7. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

8. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

2,111.90

Total

:S$

32,281.90

Part-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

100.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

17,500.00

3. Registration Fee for Overseas University

:S$

3,500.00

4. Administrative Fee

:S$

300.00

5. Examination Fee

:S$

1,200.00

6. Course Material

:S$

980.00

7% GST

:S$

1,650.60

Total

:S$

25,230.60

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

278.20

2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

128.40

3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

535.00

4. Additional Book Fee Per Book

:S$

107.00

5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module

:S$

160.50

6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter

:S$

53.50

7. Late Payment Fee

:S$

107.00

8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery

:S$

53.50

9. Re-enrolment Fee

:S$

535.00

10. Course Deferment Fee

:S$

374.50

11. Graduation Ceremony Fee

:S$

Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module

:S$

481.50

13. Re-take Fee Per Module

:S$

3,210.00

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 2nd April 2018. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.

For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

Full-time: 12 months Institutional Training
Part-time: 15 months Institutional Training

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 36 months, subject to the approval from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students may consider pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing or other options within this field of study.

Notes:

  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:A Bachelor’s Degree in health, science or other management-related disciplines with a minimum 2 years of work experience in occupational health and safety sectors or a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or other Level 6 equivalent qualifications in related subjects.

a) Exceptional Entry – Route 1
Candidates for consideration under Exceptional Entry – Route 1 are non-graduates whose relative lack of formal qualifications (i.e. formal qualifications which marginally fall short of the normal minimum entry requirements) is compensated for by his/her age and relevant work experience provided that such candidates have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position in the field of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing (OHSW) or other areas which is relevant to the scheme of study to be pursued.

A student who elects to follow a specialist route of study would normally be expected to possess an initial degree which include elements of the specialist option to be studied, or a minimum period of two years’ experience in a responsible position in the scheme of study to be pursued or other related areas.

b) Exceptional Entry – Route 2
Any candidate for entry onto a Modular Master’s Degree who does not meet the requirements of either Normal Minimum Entry or Exceptional Entry – Route 1 must be considered via Exceptional Entry – Route 2.

Exceptional Entry – Route 2 requires the relevant candidate details to be considered by the Regulations and Special Cases Committee. Nominations in regard to such candidates must be processed via the Academic Registrar and in sufficient time to be submitted to a convenient meeting of the Committee.

Exceptional Entry – Route 2 candidates are those with a graduate or non-graduate qualification, which has not been recognised under normal minimum entry requirements or those candidates whose academic qualifications fall more than marginally short of the normal minimum entry requirements

English Proficiency: IELTS score of at least 6.5 or pass the DIMENSIONS’ Certificate in Academic English Level 6 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or its equivalent. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Full-time
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 12.30pm and/or 1.45pm – 4.45pm
5 sessions per week, 3 hours per session

Part-time
Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm
and / or
Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm
1-2 sessions per week, 3 hours per session

Examination Period

Assessments in course and / or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Combination of examination, report, essays, presentations, critical appraisal, case and research study

Assessment Grading Criteria

Distinction: 70% – 100%
Merit: 60% – 69%
Pass: 40% – 59%
Fail: 0% – 39%
Assessment Methods

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Applied Research Methods and Design Critical Appraisal (40%), Online Exam (30%), Short Research Report (30%)
Management of Occupational Health and Wellbeing Essay – Health and Wellbeing (50%), Case Study – Occupational Health (50%)
Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment Essay (100%)
Risk Perception and Communication Essay (100%)
Individual & Organisational Change H&S Essay (100%)
Management of Safety Performance Essay – Proactive Management (50%), Essay – Reactive Management (50%)
Reflecting on Professional Development Reflective Statement (100%)
Developing Health Safety and Wellbeing Strategies & Interventions Group Presentation – Assessment of Needs (30%), Intervention Plan & Presentation (70%)
Research Project Research study (100%)

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment
Note: All assessed marks shall be deemed provisional until such time they have been confirmed by an Awards Assessment Board of the Awarding Body.

Qualification Award

Master of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all modules

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.